The Golden Son: A Novel

by Shilpi Somaya Gowda | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1443412503 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBookgirrlwing of Acton, Ontario Canada on 2/8/2017
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingBookgirrlwing from Acton, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, as I did Gowda's first novel, "Secret Daughter". This is a page-turner, and again, takes you from India to the USA and back again (a few times). The ending is a surprise, but still happy.

Journal Entry 2 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 16, 2017
Taking to the BX'ing convention in Olso, Norway. This will be part of the
Book Swap game. Shhhhh....don't tell anyone...

Journal Entry 3 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Saturday, April 22, 2017
Won this at the book swap! Like you, I am interested in South Asian fiction too. Though I kind of feel bad that you bring this book all the way to Norway and I'm taking it back to America with me. LOL.

(catherineb wanted it so much in the swap, she now has it on her wishlist. So she'll be getting the book.)

Journal Entry 4 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, April 23, 2017
I did chuckle, reading your JE, Azuki. But, I am sure the book will travel on after you. BTW, "Secret Daughter" - Gowda's first book - was really, really good too.

Journal Entry 5 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Thursday, June 22, 2017
So, I'm 50 pages into reading this book, when it made headline news that Amazon has bought the company I'm working for. I looked at the book in my hand, with its huge "I didn't buy it on Amazon" sticker. Hmmm, high time I read and pass this on, lol!

I very much enjoyed the book, I didn't expect it to be such a page-turner (most Indian novels I've read are not) but I finished it in a few short days, eager as I was to find out what happen to Leena and Anil. Growing into adulthood certainly is not easy for either of them, I very much wish that I could transport them back to their carefree, idyllic childhood. I am reminded of the Chinese saying, "Children are jewels at home and weeds in the outside world." How true. On the other hand, it isn't like the author makes their lives melodramatically tragic. Racial violence, domestic abuse, we all know it's real and true, everywhere in the world; they make news sometimes, and even more often, they happen without making news. And not every story has as good an ending as this one.

Thank you again Bookgirrl for sharing this book. Call it my survivor guilt, or maybe the book is just not happy to have its European tour cut short, either way it's now booked itself another ticket to Norway!!

Journal Entry 6 by wingBookgirrlwing at Acton, Ontario Canada on Friday, June 23, 2017
What a great JE, Azuki! So much fun to read that you're sending it back to Norway. I remember too, that ApoloniaX wanted the book too in the "Steal or Reveal" game. I hope she will find a copy at some point. I think she is still in Nepal, but not at the orphanage anymore. 'Hope you'll be up this way again sometime and we'll get together.

Journal Entry 7 by CathrineB at Hønefoss, Buskerud fylke Norway on Wednesday, September 13, 2017
*Happy dancing* THank you so much for sending this book to me! I really enjoyed "The Secret Daughter", and didn't know the author had written another book before the book swap game at the convention! So I'm really looking forward to read this book!

I see that ApaloniaX is mentioned as interested in this book as well (although I honestly can't remember who tried to steal which book). So then we have at least one more potential reader for this book!

Journal Entry 8 by CathrineB at Hønefoss, Buskerud fylke Norway on Wednesday, July 18, 2018
I've just finished this book and I really enjoyed it, just as I did with "The Secret Daughter". A real pageturner!

Journal Entry 9 by CathrineB at Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway on Thursday, May 09, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (5/9/2019 UTC) at Oslo Sentrum, Oslo fylke Norway


Given to a fellow bookcrosser, which will release it.

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Journal Entry 10 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, May 17, 2019
This book came home with me from meetup, to be part of a kind of project later this month :-)

Journal Entry 11 by wingLeishaCamdenwing at Dr Dedichens drivhus in Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Sunday, May 26, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (5/26/2019 UTC) at Dr Dedichens drivhus in Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway


On the temporary bookshelf, as part of the market day

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